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How easy is it to replace a ethernet/network/internet card

#1Jedthehead91Posted 10/11/2013 1:18:49 PM
Internet on my PC does not work propperly, always dropping & disconnecting but other devices work fine, going to try and replace the network card, is there anything i need to know, compatability issues and such?
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#2BogePosted 10/11/2013 1:30:49 PM
No. Should be able to insert it into a PCI slot, install drivers, and away you go. I'm not real familiar with the brands and all though. I think Intel has some quality ones though.
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#3Fossil(Moderator)Posted 10/11/2013 1:32:10 PM
They are generally plug and play. Did you actually have a network card or is it the onboard ethernet ports that are failing?
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#4Jedthehead91(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2013 1:41:15 PM
Fossil posted...
They are generally plug and play. Did you actually have a network card or is it the onboard ethernet ports that are failing?


Come to think of it when bought all the components to build my PC i did not buy a network card, so it must be the port.
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#5Killah PriestPosted 10/11/2013 1:56:38 PM
maybe try looking for updated drivers first.

don't rely on windows update or some stupid program provided by the manufacturer of the computer.
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#6Fossil(Moderator)Posted 10/11/2013 2:00:52 PM
Jedthehead91 posted...
Come to think of it when bought all the components to build my PC i did not buy a network card, so it must be the port.


If you can, try another ethernet port. You may or may not have to enable it in BIOS.
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#7Jedthehead91(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2013 2:12:37 PM
Fossil posted...
Jedthehead91 posted...
Come to think of it when bought all the components to build my PC i did not buy a network card, so it must be the port.


If you can, try another ethernet port. You may or may not have to enable it in BIOS.


Thanks for the replys, its been a recent thing since ive moved house, my PC was in a car journey for some time and once we got our new internet provider i noticed the problem, so im thinking something might have been damaged, i only have that 1 port. PC was built 2.5 years ago and never had any problems until now.
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#8Fossil(Moderator)Posted 10/11/2013 2:14:41 PM
Oddly enough, when I've transported my PC in the car I end up with funny issues as well. Generally minor quirks with the OS.
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#9Killah PriestPosted 10/11/2013 2:29:22 PM
I just moved myself and was worried something would get knocked about.

I still had the box for my cases tho and all of the foam so it was nice and secure, nothing damaged.
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